Questioner - What does Jerusalem mean to you?
Salahuddeen Ayoubi - Nothing.. (pause) ..Everything!
You have seen the film, The Kingdom of Heaven.. now come and learn the truth about the man.. the hero.. who became a Legend..
Heres what non-Muslims have said about him:
“Kurds, Turks, Arabs and Egyptians - they were all Muslims and his servants when he called,” Lane writes. “In spite of their differences of race, their national jealousies…he had kept them together…”
According to the French writer René Grousset,
"It is equally true that his generosity, his piety, devoid of fanaticism, that flower of liberality and courtesy which had been the model of our old chroniclers, won him no less popularity in Frankish Syria than in the lands of Islam".
When German Kaiser Willhelm the Secondwent to Syria he laid a wreath at the tomb of Saladin in Damascu with the inscription,
"A Knight without fear or blame who often had to teach his opponents the right way to practice chivalry".